February 25, 2015 Subject:
Up until drums, this show is solid but not exceptional. Spring '78 featured some really long, cool drums segments, and this is a good one. Towards the end, it sound like the band is having a great ol' time with a little chant going on in the background.
Post drums is amazing. I'm a big fan of the '78 NFAs, and this is a real good example. Then comes Wharf Rat. It's a slow, mournful version, and then all hell breaks loose when it's time for the guitar solo. The intensity approaches the level of the 5/7/77 version, which I consider to be the definitive all-time great Wharf Rat. It isn't perfect, however, as Jerry unfortunately hits a couple of bad notes during the jam.
September 13, 2014 Subject:
47 deal go downs
I know am out there for even going there, but on the Rochester from the fall of 78 someone spoke of this show here having the record amount of times they sing " dont'cha let that deal go down"
Great sound to these shows taped by this crew they knew there stuff
April 3, 2013 Subject:
Great sounding Aud. Tape
Love this tape. Went to several shows at the auditorium back in the '90s and it's hard to make this room sound good. So I guess McNally had the sound dialed in, the taper got in a super sweet spot, and some technical magic was added in a different century. All in all a wonderful sounding audience tape.
Jerry crushes Wharf Rat!
February 23, 2012 Subject:
Yes, a truly fantastic audience recording - who needs a soundboard? It's *that* good. Standard set list, but well played with highlights being a super intense Jack Straw, solid Peggy-O, and insane Deal.
But the centerpiece of the show is Wharf Rat: it's very nearly perfect, with those majestic harmonies which put the 76-78 versions over the top, and with two pummeling, soaring end jams that are as inspired as anything this band ever played. Magic.
April 22, 2010 Subject:
Another Killer Joani Walker Audience
I think Joani Walker is one of the greatest unsung heroes of the grateful dead community. The stellar recordings we have from Walker, Scotton and Miller, are probably the greatest single collections of recordings in the entire GD archive. Charlie Miller has done a ton of transfers of other materials, but there's no denying how critical the Scotton/Walker connection is in our ability to access high quality versions of these shows.
June 2, 2009 Subject:
Jerry is Smokin'
...but I'll give it a 4.
June 1, 2009 Subject:
Very, Very nice sound
The band is on.
and the recording is more than proper.
I have always really liked these mics and wonder why people almost phased them out post 82.
July 15, 2008 Subject:
Thanks for the fantastic upgrade of this show. This was my last Grateful Dead show before moving away from the mainland. It is a treat to hear this in such great sound quality. It sounds like a soundboard or a matrix.
Check out the Deal with the chorus repeated 40 plus times! I remember the Wharf Rat as being especially fine too. Thanks to all who worked on putting this source out.
This collaboration has been producing some of the best AUDs I've ever heard. This Walker aud does not disappoint either. The sound is well-balanced and "full". Charlie transferred and mastered this, so you know he did it right. Excellent sounding "old" AUD brought back to life after 20+ years with some digital magic.
Thanks to Walker and Scotton for sharing this gem!
July 15, 2008 Subject:
Jerry is on Fire and this Souce Does Him Justice
Jerry lights it up right out of the gate on this one. Great version of many faves (including a thundering Jack Straw, a heart wrenching Peggy-O and an immense Deal - and that's just the first set).
The other AUD up of this show is not very good, but this one is clear and crisp, not too much crowd noise, all instruments are well balanced, all in all an excellent job on this one. Many thanks from the spoiled crowd.